Governor Gavin Newsom

Supervisor Holly Mitchell Takes Historical Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

For years, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors were known as “The Five Kings,” a title used to describe the powerful all-male Board of Supervisors, which remained that way until 1982 when Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke shattered the glass ceiling and became the first woman and the first African American to be elected to the Board of Supervisors.

Amid Pandemic Hardship, Two New Laws Expand Mental Health Coverage 

“The bills I am signing today will help Californians access the behavioral health services they need to recover,” Gov. Newsom said. “Earlier this year, I pledged to put these critical services within reach of more Californians, through reforming our Mental Health Services Act and laws that allow loved ones and service providers to ask courts to compel those who need treatment into community-based outpatient care. Today, we do just that.” 

County Proclaims ‘Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Day’

September 22, 2020, will mark the 92nd Birthday of a statesman who, since the 1950s, continues to be actively involved in training countless men and women on nonviolent resistance to achieve social justice. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and countless other educational institutions–and even in retirement continues to travel across the country to teach nonviolence.

Bill to “Save Local Journalism” Awaiting Gov. Newsom’s Signature

With a 69-4 vote, the Senate passed Assembly Bill (AB) 323 Tuesday. It proposes granting ethnic media outlets, mid-size publications, and daily newspapers an additional year to pursue alternative and sustainable distribution models that don’t involve contract drivers. That would allow them to come into compliance with the state’s controversial AB 5 labor law.

Black Girls Sue Governor and Legislature Over Public School Funding

At the tender age of 5, Samaiya Atkins and her father Marcus Atkins have high hopes and dreams for a high-quality, public education. When Mr. Atkins realized his daughter could get that level of rigor at a new school with an established reputation for developing high-performing scholars just a few blocks away from their home in the Meadowview community of Sacramento, he was ecstatic and quickly signed Samaiya up for Tecoy Porter College Prep.

Gov. Newsom Reappoints Tia Boatman Patterson to Lead Cal Housing Finance Agency

Over the years, Boatman Patterson, 53, says, she has learned how to work across government — federal, state and local — to get things done. Building partnerships, establishing trust, collaborating with policymakers, and opening cross-departmental work and communication channels that, she says, is the only way her agency can help California meet its housing goals.

Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge

California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

L.A. City Mayor Responds to Governor Newsom’s Announcement of the Second Stage of the Economy Re-opening

Monday, May 4. The Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti provided the most recent information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Los Angeles is gearing to build the economy back up. There are predictions of a second and third wave of the spread of coronavirus, as some Angelenos are set to head back to work within the coming weeks. Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses concerns of the financial instability the city is currently in. The Mayor is looking at the numbers and data surrounding this pandemic; the science and test results behind coronavirus governs the next move. Eric Garcetti speaks about hopes he has during this dark time. Mayor Garcetti shared how the announcement of Governor Newsom’s framework will directly influence Los Angeles.

Mayor Garcetti speaks with LA’s leading therapist Michelle Cauley to discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, April 21. Mayor Eric Garcetti provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic surrounding the Los Angeles region. The L.A. City Mayor was joined by licensed therapist, Michelle Cauley to share news regarding the response to coronavirus. COVID-19 has played a major role in the increase of mental strain. Loss of jobs, death, isolation, and worry of what is to come has all contributed to the cases of stress that are escalating.